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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
the holidays. >>> the done control debate heats up in the wake of the sandy hook shooting. gun rights advocates push back to restrict firearm sales. >> it's not going the make any kid safer. we've got to get to the real problem, the real causes, and that's what the nra is trying to do. >>> and thousands of americans raise their voices this holiday >>> and thousands of americans raise their voices this holiday season. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" on december 24, 2012. >>> good morning. we begin with a major storm that promises a white but treacherous christmas for parts of the midwest and northeast. the storm is expected to get stronger as it heads east. winter weather alerts and advisories are posted from texas to indiana. all this during one of the busiest travel days of the year. jeff at our miami station has more. >> well, this is shaping up to be a very stormy week across the united states. now, the good news is during the day today at least it should be fairly quiet. there'll be a small storm in the eastern part of the country producing a little light rain to
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 1:35am EST
this year's holiday season. the sandy hook massacre, gun control debates, talks of the fiscal cliff and recession, death in the middle east and an american nation divided along political lines are some of the scars that will undoubtedly leave their mark on 2012. but here among the holiday cheer, at least for a short while, all is forgotten. >> we try to keep our minds off of such negative things and try and enjoy the holiday season with people that you care about. >> i think it came too fast, the holiday came too fast. with all the situations of what's happening around us, this is a great way to hang out with a whole bunch of dear friends. >> reporter: put simply, these are all just colorful lights accompanied with feel-good music. the sights and sounds might be common for many, but for others it's an escape that serves as a therapeutic distraction from the unfortunate realities that have bruised the american spirit. however, this time of year does offer certain healing that even young ones know about. >> merry christmas and happy new year. >> and you haven't had time to come out he
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. most of the schools in newtown, connecticut, reopen today. sandy hook elementary remantsinn active crime scene. 26 people including 20 young children were killed there. authorities hope to soon interview two survivors of the massacre. funerals, more of them, are scheduled for today. james mateoli was 6. his family says he loved sports, was a numbers guy, and best friends with his older sister. jessica ricos, also 6, loved everything about horses. she read about them, drew them, wrote about them, for christmas she wanted cowgirl boots. majerle hall has more. >> reporter: good morning. it's a rainy and somber morning in newtown where families have begun to lay their dead to rest, and more funerals are scheduled for days to come. it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connectic connecticut, with one exception -- students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots and the room that he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenne
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
their children and tried to comprehend 20 first graders murdered at sandy hook elementary school along with the six staff members who tried to save them. tonight we know more about how it happened and we have a team of correspondents on this tragedy. first we'll go to jim axelrod. >> reporter: at 1:00 this afternoon, the first two funerals began: one in newtown, the other 25 miles away. this woman spoke for many. >> you shouldn't be at a six-year-old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heart breaking and it keeps getting more heart breaking. >> reporter: six-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a kind, caring, slightly mischef vous boy who'd been looking forward to a buddy's birthday party on saturday. six-year-old jack pinto was described as all boy at his funeral. a huge new york giants' fan whose favorite player, victor cruz, played yesterday with jack's name on his gloves and cleats. jerry rhine holtz was at the funeral. >> the people that spoke, there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and nothinging their halos off of
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30am EST
was watching president obama and chris christie there at hurricane sandy. it was -- pivotal political moment this year. most memorable scene and for a country looking for people who can work together across party lines it was a new symbol. >> and ruinous for whom? >> i don't think it's ruinous for christie at all. >> no, no. not christie. ruin the romney. >> oh for sure. >> romney was nowhere to be seen and he had been -- he had the big mo going in. best political theater u. n. ambassador susan rice spinning the benghazi attack. she ended the soap opera with letter withdrawing from her petition for the united states. >> that's the worst? worst is my friend clint eastwood. in the empty chair. >> now wait a minute. >> brought it out -- >> a lot of people liked that. >> it was okay -- i mean it was interesting. >> not good -- >> it blotted out all the film of the great things mitt had done. >> eleanor? >> that's right. okay worst political theater i'm more serious. the senate republicans voting down the u. n. treaty on people with disabilities after senator bob dole made an appearance pleading
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
, connecticut, reopen today, one elementary school was kept closed because of some sort of threat. not sandy hook elementary but yet another school. a principal told parents to keep their kids home. tonight in newtown, families are holding wakes for several victims of last friday's shooting at sandy hook. today two more 6-year-olds were laid to rest. >>> not so long ago, national rifle association broke its silence regarding the newtown massacre. in a statement it released, it said the members were shocked and saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders. it also said they wanted to give the families time to mourn before speaking out. the nra pledges to make sure this never happens again and it is going to hold a news conference on friday. >>> dick's sporting goods stopped selling assault weapons and wal-mart pulled the bush master assault rifle, the gun used in newtown. other gun dealers are seeing a surge in sales. >> reporter: assault rifles are flying off the shelves here. more than three million americans own an ar-15, the most popular assault rifle. >> peo
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
at sandy hook elementary. however, the uneasy tensions that many are feeling as a result of sandy hook may have contributed to the authorities being tipped off by the students. >> it may have helped, because there is a heightened awareness and sensitivity to it. >> reporter: back out live here, authorities say they have been in communication with this teen's parents. those parents, according to authorities, said that they did believe that their son actually had access to some weapons therefore making this threat that much more credible, guys. but no weapons, according to police, ever made it here on campus. so that's certainly some good news here. what is still a mystery tonight is what could have caused this teen to plan out such an attack. we'll find out in the days to come. ken molestina, 9 news. >>> now to the latest on the tragedy in newtown. today, the town buried two more little children. the first funeral was for 6 year-old james who was remembered for his love of sports and math. jessica loved horses and has been hoping for cowgirl boots and a hat for christmas. third grader luke
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
barack obama and hurricane sandy. bye-bye mitt. >> anyway, bye-bye mitt happened earlier than that. the 47% tape that was leaked that had him stating that he didn't have to carry about 47% of the public. also the decision to uphold most of obamacare was another defining political moment. >> when i share eleanor's view, i think that video of obama on that 47% of the american public whom he said were happily dependent on the american government -- >> romney. >> who did i say? >> obama. >> obama. definitely not obama. >> go ahead with it. >> but that -- i don't think romney did this with anticipation that it might suddenly come out. but when it came out, it was the worst political moment of his career. >> you think so. >> you can tell this is not rehearsed because i picked the 47% moment, too. it said so much about where the debate has gone. i think it's a turning point now. >> i will give you the true turning point. take this down. clarence, use it in your column. the most defining moment mitt romney's no show after the shore after it was hit hard by hurricane sandy. romney left the
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
by superstorm sandy. we'll have more on that story plus your weather first when we return in two minutes. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 4:45. it's monday, christmas eve. a lot of people are asking that question will it be a white christmas. i'm not one of them. >> not here but a big chunk of the country is dealing with that. then wednesday if you're trying to get into ohio and west central pa, new york state, indiana, this storm is coming out of the oklahoma, texas panhandle, big snows up there. i'm looking at some models that have areas along i-70 in ohio a foot of snow on wednesday. >> where you have to go, hunker down at least till thursday. >> this will bring us mainly a rain event on wednesday and mainly a rain event as we head into the afternoon. some areas north and west, if you have wet snow flakes, sleet to mix in, don't be surprised but don't get too excited about it because with temperatures mid- to upper 30s, that's just not cold enough for anything to stick on road surfaces. we do have some advisories i want to start off with. they're in the mountains. we
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
for itself. sandy hook elementary was the one school that did not reopen. as you know well, 20 first graders were killed there on friday along with six staff members. the gunman also killed his mother and himself jim axelrod is in newtown where, for some, this was a new day. >> reporter: many here hoped to find comfort in the back-to-school rue teen. mike morshuk planned to meet his 16-year-old daughter. >> i'll be waiting outside the car and hopefully a few friends will come over, give them a big hug and a kiss. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary is still a crime scene today trucks moved the desks to an empty middle school in the next town where classes will resume in january. six funerals are scheduled at st. rose of lima in the coming days. the first was for six-year-old james mattioli, remembered as old enough to spike his hair with gel, young enough to still love cuddling his mom on the couch at day's end. a few hours later, six-year-old jessica rekos was laid to rest. she loved horses and had just asked santa for a new cowgirl hat. lieutenant james perez helped with traffic. >> i look
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
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CBS
Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
today. did superstorm sandy deliver a hit to hiring. >>> the duchess of cbridge is discharged from the london hospital where she was treated for morning sickness april and for the first time one of kate's relatives is talking about her pregnancy. >> what is your reaction about the news to duchess of cambridge. >> how do you know i'm not a radio station? >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 7, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came v
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: schools will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed till further notice. >> one of the victims in the newtown shooting spree has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mom was the school psychologist at sandy hook elementary and one of the heroes who tried to stop the gunman. they have lunched a fund raising campaign with the goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. >>> advocates for gun control are hoping that the actions of newtown is enough to spark debate. >> reporter: i'm kristin fish other capitol hill where today about 200 people marched to the nra headquarters with this message. >> let's stop all the assault weapons. >> i'm here because i'm tired of lighting candles and crying and praying for victims of violent crimes. and i want to do something. >> shame on the nra. shame on the nra. >> reporter: but mid march they hear this. >> arm the teachers, arm the principals. >> reporter: arm the teachers, arm the principals the man is saying. three days after the second worst school
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not yet returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county administrators say they won't return to classes until january. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school still a crime scene. the tragedy even has lawmakers normally in support of gun rights discussing gun control. like senator joe manchin of west virginia. >> we had 20 beautiful babies that were slaughtered. that cannot be tolerated in america. >> reporter: funerals began monday for the 20 children and six adults killed. tuesday families said their final good-byes to two more 6- year-olds. jessica rekos and james mattioli. they are releasing new information today of the suspected shooter and his mother. he also said that the mother was found shoot in the head four times. while she was sleeping. in newtown, connecticut. i'm tory dunnan reporting. >> today virginia's governor said it's time to start discussing if school officials should be armed. bob mcdonnell said similar conversations took place in the month after the september 11th attack
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
than sandy hook reopened for the first time since the shooting. buses carrying children drove on to school grounds. the buses had green and white ribbons on the front sandy hook's colors. but police kept one elementary school closed as a precaution after they received threats. >> i always be worried but now it's very, very bad. >> reporter: children at sandy hook have not yet returned to school. when they do, it will be at a school in the nearby town of monroe. today for the first time since the shooting there was no police briefing. still no official word on what may have triggered last week's brutal attack against unarmed children and their teachers. in newtown, connecticut, i'm randall pinkston, back to you derek. >> we thank you for that report. now investigators had hoped that lanza's computers would yield evidence of a possible motive but he reportedly smashed up the court's hard drive and they're not sure what if any information they can get from those. >>> the debate over gun control continues to pick up momentum in the wake of the newtown school tragedy. several pro g
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
." students are going back to school today in newtown, connecticut, except for the boys and girls of sandy hook elementary. their new school in a nearby town is not ready yet. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what led to this massacre. jeff glor is in newtown, connecticut, where two young victims were laid to rest on monday. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: nor agood morning to you. we are one week away from christm christmas. here in connecticut, it will be a week full of funerals for the victims of friday's shooting. in connecticut on monday, the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's shooting. 6-year-old noah pozner and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's governor and lieutenant governor each attended one of the services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate, knowing that they'll be inadequate. and you see little coffins, and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: that heartache will continue over the coming days as more funerals take place and as the holidays approach. in the middle of town
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
to say goodbye to noah pozner. his twin sister was at a nearby classroom at sandy hook elementary school but survived the shooting. police are trying to figure out why 20-year-old adam lanza burst into the school and started firing a high powered riverle. emotions are running high as this community begins to lay them all to rest. throughout newtown, there are memorials like this one for the victims and their families. this one is closest to the school. people from across the northeast are traveling here to pay their respects. mary drove three hours from massachusetts to bring teddy bears. she no longer feels her own children are safe. >> there's no way out. people ask us to not be pair foiled but how? >> reporter: there was no school today so some parents brought their children to a local recreation center to have fun. >> this is exactly what the kids need after such a terrible tragedy. >> reporter: crews are renovating an old school in a nearby town for students who sur vierved the shooting. it's expected the -- survived the shooting. it's expected the school will be ready for classes l
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
hurricane sandy, a look at the superstorm's impact in part of maryland up next. >>> this is a 9 news fiscal cliff note. fact, if congress and the white house don't reach an agreement, your pay economic is going to go down. the reason? because the tax withholding in your paycheck will increase. here's the back story. the current payroll tax cut is set to expire december 31st. in dollars and cents this means your payroll tax withholding is going from 4.2% to 6.2%. now why is this happening? many of the policies expiring at the end of the year like the payroll tax cut and emergency unemployment benefits were originally passed on a temporary basis. the thinking was that the economy would be in much better shape by now and the policies could expire without causing a recession. >> you can learn more any time at www.wusa9.com and on 9 news. this has been a 9 news fiscal cliff note. >>> sources tell the associated press president obama will ask the congress for $50 billion in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. now the late october storm was one of the worst to ever hit the northeast section of the
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
the shooting. it's expected the building will be ready for classes later this week. sandy hook elementary remains a crime scene and it's not known if it will ever reopen. newton, connecticut. >> 18 more children, 6 adults still to be eulogized. >>> speaker of the house met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the two trying to close on a deal. agreeing to a higher tax rate on the wealthiest americans and an automatic extension of the federal debt limit. this is the third meeting in the past 8 days. the gop wants to see reform to entitlement programs like social security, medicare and immediate day cade. joining us to talk more is john delaney, who represents the state's new district 7 come january. congratulations. >> thank you, bruce. >> as an incoming freshman, how much clout will you have as you go into the room with the heavy weights. >> i think the country is interested in solutionses to the problems and looking for ideas and my sense is even as a freshman you can make a big difference. >> do you think they'll have a deal by the end of the year? >> i tend to be an optimi
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
that celebrates, that enjoys violence lead to sandy hook? why are we so violent? >> one reason is we are not taught alternatives to violence, so people go through all our schools and never hear that there are other ways to solve conflicts without usin fists, guns, armies, bombs and nukes. so if you don't know how to do it, you can't do it. >> reporter: he has been teaching alternatives to violence for 30 years, mr. mccarthy. his students made this tribute video and posted it on youtube. he said you have to teach alternatives to violence early. >> if we took peace education seriously, every school beginning the first grade, second grade, third, right on through elementary, middle school, high school, college, would offer these courses as basic parts of our education system. >> like you start teaching math in the first grade. >> it's the same principle. if you taught peace education, maybe the boy would not be so interested in violent video games. >> or perhaps in expressing anger and frustration by murdering innocent children. anita? >> gary, thank you. residents in maryland, virginia
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
at sandy hook elementary which of course was the scene of that tragedy. two more young victims are being laid to rest today. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: a bus carrying students drove up to the high school as a grief stricken town tried to get to some routine. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important the children do go back to school. >> reporter: all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children do go back, they'll attend a school in a nearby town. people lit candles to remember the lives cut short. they paid their respects at the memorials set up for the 26 victims. the grieving process continues. the families of two more children are saying a final farewell. the family of james mattioli used to joke he was born four weeks early because he was hungry. >> jessica rekos will also be laid to rest. tonight there will be a wake for victoria soto, a teacher who shielded her studen
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
've learned from previous weather events and improved themselves during superstorm sandy. a spokesman wrote, verizon's network performed well during and after sandy as backup power kicked in seamlessly when commercial power to a number of our switching facilities in the region including arlington was lost. but the congressman believes lives are in jeopardy. >> this is all about protecting the public glsh the fcc has been looking into verizon's performance. a spokesman said in part, quote, what happened to 911 service during the derecho is unacceptable. we'll release the findings of our inquiry into what occurred along with the next steps. of course we'll keep a close eye on this for you. in the meantime let me know what you think about all this. tweet me at ken at wusa9. i'm ken molestina, 9news. >>> police are searching for the people responsible for the shooting death of 14-year-old reyes shot yesterday morning on sheridan street in louisdale. he was walking with two other people when someone drove by and started shooting. two of the people are known gang members and they believe the shoo
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
in the aftermath of hurricane sandy was the hot topic at the white house today. as emily schmidt reports, emergency emergency's governor made a house call to make his plea for more aid. >> reporter: it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now officials are gunning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after another this week. >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets and over 100,000 tarps. >> forced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. >> one subway station south ferry is going to south over $500 million, nearly 600 million to repair. >> reporter: families impacted by the storm say it has been a huge blow. >> it doesn't seem like new york. i feel like we're in a third world country right now. >> reporter: so the governors of two state hit hard by sandy are taking their case to washington. new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo making the trip on monday. combined they are asking for
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
into the sandy hook elementary school minutes after the cal went out. >> when i saw that officer penna had a rifle, i kind of told him, you're in front, buddy, and the heroism he displayed just to get in front of us -- >> the gun powder smoke in there is nothing i ever want to smell again because it was just overwhelming. >> what were you hearing at that point? >> silence. there was no noises. >> the quiet was deafening. every second seemed like an hour. >> i never experienced fear like that ever. it was -- i mean it was free-falling almost. >> reporter: the officers made their way through the kitchen and into the lobby. >> that's when my world came crashing in on me because i saw the victims there and i knew this wasn't a joke, this wasn't -- this was real and we had somebody that was murdering people in there. we knew that we couldn't help them because they were beyond that. you just wanted to be fake. your mind keeps telling you that this is not real. >> reporter: what's been the hardest part of this for you? >> we're supposed to run toward danger. that's what we do. so i don't really c
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
in newtown, connecticut will return to class. the first funeral for sandy hook elementary students were held monday. family and friends said good buy to jack pinto. jack was a huge giants fan who was buried in his victor cruz jersey. the other service was for noah pozner. his best friend was his twin sister. she was in another classroom and survived the shooting. two more funerals will be held today. >>> after his emotional speech in newtown sunday night, president obama sat down with some of his cabinet members yesterday to talk about what can be done to better protect americans from that shooting. a possible action includes new gun control laws and the president could try to attack -- enact some new gun rules through executive order. >>> residents in maryland, virginia and the district are just three digits away from help if they're having trouble coping with the event in newtown. you can call 211 for advice or counseling. the free service is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week with operators who speak more than 200 languages. >>> it is 5:05. let's go to something a little lighter, yo
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
". funeral and memorial services for the 26 children and adults killed by a gunman at the sandy hook elementary school are coming to an end. services for two of the first graders were held yesterday in connecticut. another memorial service was held in utah. officials say newtown, connecticut, is being inundated with gifts from around the world. in fact, they say the donations, including some 60,000 teddy bears-- are simply too much for the town to handle, they're suggesting gifts for organization serving needy children elsewhere. hawaiians are paying their last respects to senator daniel inouye in honolulu. funeral services will be held later today. the president and first lady michelle obama, now vacationing in hawaii are expected to attend. in japt, the ruling muslim brotherhood government says a proposed islamist-backed constitution has been approved by voters. in new delhi, police used water cannons for a second day to break up protests over the gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a bus last weekend. the protesters are demanding the death penalty for all six suspects
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the wake of the blooding shootings at sandy hook elementary school. >> to allow these type of guns that have no purpose other than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: chuck disagrees, fearing the slippery slope toward a more comprehensive gun ban. >> what's after that, semiautomatic handguns. >> reporter: the chief firearms instructor, he says despite the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, he remains adamantly opposed to an assault weapons ban. >> i disagree with that. >> reporter: saying law-abiding americans should be allowed to carry virtually any gun they please. >> why do we have to limit or restrict the sale of so-called assault rifle or semiautomatic rifles. >> reporter: today's debate on the streets of falls church was also heard in the washington studios of the major television networks. >> i'll look at all the proposals. >> reporter: where virginia senator mark western, a resent -- >> simply saying existing gun laws are enough, the status quo is acceptable just didn't pass my gut check
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am EST
killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. >>> federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. >>> they're investigating flight recorders of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow highway as a township jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities s
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
graders and six adults at the sandy hook elementary school after shooting his mother earlier, in her home. >>> well, christmas is over and it is time to start getting rid of those decorations. officials in washington, d.c. say they will begin to pick up trees and wreaths today. they will continue doing that through january 12th. all you have to do is place the tree where you normally leave your trash for pick up, no bag is necessary. >>> coming up ahead on 9news, i'll introduce you to a program that is changing women's lives. a hero central report is coming up next. >>> also, new year's eve already 2013, and other places. we'll show you what is happening there, right after this break. >>> where waiting for midnight to celebrate the new year. but guess what? they are already celebrating in sidney australia. , they are a little bit ahead of us. if you plan to go out tonight, and you also plan to drink, do not drive. sober ride is offering a free cab ride if you are too drunk to drive, and the number to call is 1 h. p. 800-200-taxi. >>> kanye west and his girlfriend, kim kardashian, are expe
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
a hearing today on the response to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. maryland senators barbara mikulski and ben cardin were among those from states hard hit that testified. mikulski called for aid to communities on the eastern shore that are still suffering the effects of the storm and cardin spoke of the need to protect vulnerable areas from future storm damage. >>> one of the country's largest banks is looking to reduce its expenses and improve efficiency, but it's doing it by laying off thousands of workers. citigroup says it's eliminating 11,000 jobs. the majority of those cuts will come from citi's consumer banking unit. >>> do you think there are enough starbucks out there? apparently not. the seattle-based coffee chain plans to open 1,500 cafes in the u.s. over the next five years. there are already 11,500 starbucks in the nation and starbucks says it will have more than 20,000 stores around the world by 2014. >>> every now and then we hear about an invasive species that gets out of hand. that's the situation in mount rainier, maryland. one neighborhood is so plagued by bamboo th
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
's network performed well during and after sandy as backup power seamlessly kicked in including arlington. but that most recent performance stle assurance for an uneasy congressman who believes lives are in jeopardy. >> this is all about protecting the public. >> the s.e.c. has been looking into verizon's performance. a spokesman said what happened to 911 service was unacceptable. we will soon release the findings of our inquiry into what occurred along with the next steps. we will keep a close eye on this and let you know what happens. tweet me at ken at wusa9.com. >>> president obama and speaker john boehner talk on the phone tonight for the first time in a week but they ended their conversation with no break in the deadlock over how to avoid the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff. the president's secretary said the administration is absolutely 3r-7d to go over the cliff if republicans don't agree to tax rate increases. speaker boehner says it is now up to the president to spell out a plan that will pass. the president told business leaders that ending fights over extending the country's
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Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm EST
and park in columbia heights. the message following that massacre? sandy hook pretty simple. they want guns in the country to go away. also the group is protesting the nra's recent remarks calling for armed guards and police at every school in the nation. they hope this rally tonight will get the attention of lawmakers to restrict gun ownership in this country. the nra of course is the nation's largest gun lobby with extreme influence and deep pockets and although this peals in comparison the demonstrators hope to keep an already fiery debate going. >> opposition to the national rifle association's press conference yesterday we absolutely do not believe this is the solution to the problem which exists. and that we need to move forward. come up with serious plans to change this. >> reporter: yeah, these demonstrators received a police escort as i mentioned earlier. they marched down 14th vote holding a candle light vigil as they call it. they went down to the episcopal church not too far from here where we understand that's where they're gathering now to continue trying to spread their messa
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00am EST
timesaver traffic report. back to andrea. good morning. >> good morning, liz. thank you. >>> the sandy hook elementary school shootings have pushed the debate over gun control to the forefront of the nation's consciousness. as the debate over gun control continues to heat up across the country, it seems more and more americans appear to be stockpiling weapons and ammunition. jessica doyle is live in the 9news satellite center. she has more on this story. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning to you, andrea, and good morning to you at home. everywhere you look nowadays it seems gun sales, ammunition sales, gun show attendance, you're seeing americans standing proudly and firmly next to their second amendment right to bear arms. this is the second time we have seen a renewed debate over gun control laws here in america taking fire of course in the wake of the newtown shootings. this fear that gun control laws are getting tighter, that has made gun sales one of the hottest area of sales this christmas season. >> definitely trying to stock up and buy things i'm potentially not going to
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. the school shooting has prompted renewed debate about gun control. legislators and the nra stood their ground on sunday morning talk shows. jessica doyle is here with the latest. good morning, jess. >> good morning to you, andrea. of course good morning to everybody at home. we definitely are seeing the drumbeat for tougher gun controls getting louder in the wake of course of newtown. we saw that on the sunday morning talk shows yesterday. among many other places in the wake of this tragedy, but advocates for tougher laws are running head first into gun rights lawmakers as well as the national rifle association. that's not stopping lawmakers like senator dianne feinstein of california who is vowing to renew legislation to ban certain weapons and limit the number of bullets a magazine can hold. we could see movement on this legislation as soon as next month. she has a lot of support among fellow democrats. >> trying to prevent shootings in schools without talking about guns is like tr
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
impact around here. absolutely. >> thanks, jess. >>> superstorm sandy is widely thought to have slowed the u.s. job growth last month. the only question is how much. an answer is expected to emerge from the government's job report from november which is due out today. meanwhile new jersey's governor paid a visit to president obama yesterday asking for money to help his state rebuild. the storm destroyed 80% of this sea side heights community and left the famous boardwalk in pieces. governor chris christie says it will take $37 million to rebuild that area. the president is expected to ask congress for $50 billion but that will not cover the $83 billion that new york, new jersey and connecticut are already asking for now. >>> same-sex couples can now apply and receive marriage lrnses in maryland -- licenses in maryland. on the first day yesterday, just a few couples around the state actually went to clerks' offices to pick up listens. they have to wait -- licenses. they have to wait till 12:01 on new year's day. montgomery county's new licenses say party one and party two. prince george
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
the painstaking task of moving forward. trucks arrived to remove supplies from sandy hook to another school in a nearby town where the children will eventually resume classes. making plans for the future even though so many questions remain unanswered. >> we're going to do everything that it takes toen sure that we un-- to ensure we uncover every bit of evidence. >> reporter: the unspeakable tragedy has sparked the debate over gun control and a culture of violence in america. >> we all got to be angry. this is not us and them, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue. we need action. >> reporter: a newly formed grass roots group called newtown benefit and the misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: as the police investigation continues, the governor of connecticut has asked for a moment of silence to take place this 9:30 a.m. exactly one week after this tragedy happened. in newtown, connecticut, i'm torrey
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
department officials event ally resigned over the incident. october was nearly over when super storm sandy hit the mid atlantic coast. the rare late season hurricane killed more than 100 people and left tens of thousands of people homeless. the november election was a victory for president obama and for senate democrats who increased their majority by two seats. republicans kept control of the house of representatives. >> caller is indicating she thinks there is someone shooting in the building. >> osgood: as for december, the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, that took the lives of 20 children and six adults cast a cloud over what was supposed to be a most joyous season. and at year's end, all eyes are on washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary, a new haven lawyer is asking permission to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang, bang, bang, and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage. sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the parents whose children actually died. pinsky insists the lawsuit is not about money. >> hello. we didn't do enough. this should have never happened.
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Dec 28, 2012 1:35am EST
know him. he's the gunman who shot his own mom and then killed 26 people at sandy hack elementary before he killed himself. officials in newtown, many time, say, please, we appreciate it, but stop sending us gifts. workers just can't keep up with all the packages that are still coming in. instead, people what want to offer condolences are asked to help folks in their own community. >>> you feel like hitting the slots? now you can do it 24/7. starting today you can gamble around the clock at the maryland live casino in hanover. voters approved the move last month. the casino president thinks, hey this is great. every night they typically have to ask hundreds of guests to leave at closing time. vas now, there is no closing time. but some people do worry that unlimited hours could give gamblers unlimited opportunity to lose their money. >>> don't go anywhere. find out which story you told us you wanted to see. plus, an 80-year-old man on a quest for love. find out how he's letting the world know that he wants a wife. >>> and i hope you weren't hungry tonight. you won't be wanting tha
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am EST
market. superstorm sandy may skew the numbers in today's november unemployment report. economists believe the storm's disruption slashed job growth in half. they say it might take another month or two before wall street gets an accurate read on the labor market. most economists predict just 80,000 jobs were added in november and that the unemployment rate held steady at 7.9%. >>> ahead of that report, the dow starts this morning at 13,074, added about 40 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was up by 15 and a half and the s&p 500 was up by 4 and a half. apple says the company will begin producing one of its existing line of mac computers in the united states. the company will spend $100 million to shift production from china. apple originally made its computers in the u.s. but began outsourcing in the mid-1990's. t mobile will begin selling apple's iphone next year. it will become the last of the four largest carriers to offer the best selling device. analysts say adding the iphone may help t mobile lure more customers to long-term contracts and hold on to more subscribers. people are stil
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
violence lead to sandy hook? why are we so violent? >> one reason is we are not taught alternatives to violence. so people go through all our schools and never hear there are other ways to solve conflicts without using guns, nukes. if you don't know how to do it, then you can't do it. >> reporter: kolman mccarthy has been teaching alternatives to violence for 30 years. his students at bethesda chevy chase made this tribute video and posted it on youtube. he says you have to teach alternatives to violence early. >> if we took peace education early, every student through elementary school, middle school, high school, colleges would offer these courses as basic parts of our education system. >> reporter: like you start teaching math in the first grade. >> it's the same principle. if you taught peace education, maybe the boy would not be so interested in violent video games. >> reporter: or perhaps in expressing anger and frustration by murdering innocent children. gary nurenberg, 9news. >>> it is 4:51. a new study finds radio waves may be an effective way to control high blood pressure
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
of people behind the scenes, have a happy holiday. be safe and we're thinking of you, sandy hook.
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
. >>> a new york city hospital evacuated during superstorm sandy reopened today. it's the first time since the storm hit that nearly all of the services at nyu's medical center are finally back up and running. the manhattan hospital had to clear out 300 patients after it lost generator power during the storm. since early november only some of its outpatients facilesies have been operating. >>> after a hyattsville man tried the take his own life a calm and cool 911 dispatcher, a mother's prayer on facebook and the power of love and friendship seems to have saved him. david dawson wants to help others considering suicide to learn what he's been through. our debra alfarone spoke to dawson, his mom and the dispatcher. >> i just wanted already to get somebody here right away. i knew he needed somebody right away. >> reporter: linda dawson needed a lifeline. one month ago her son david tried to kill himself. he called 911 and it was the tough u.s. day of her life. >> i took a deep breath and she started counting. >> one, two, three, four. >> and she had me count with her. >> okay? >> one, two, t
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00am EST
council will be meeting to discuss their response to superstorm sandy and what changes might be needed. maryland's senators testified about the damage on the eastern shore yesterday on capitol hill. barbara mikulski says they need more federal aide. ben cardin talked about what can be done to protect future storm damage. sources tell the associated press they'll ask for $50 billion to repair the damage. >>> contractor christopher diatz has won a preliminary injunction against james perez. the two former high school classmates are headed to trial over a home improvement project. the judge ordered the theft allegations be removed. >>> with all this disagreement in washington over the fiscal cliff, there's going to be a much different tone outside the white house this afternoon. >> that's thanks to the annual pageant of peace and national christmas tree lighting festivities. erica gross has a preview. >> reporter: the national park foundation is ready to give you a tree lighting ceremony you won't soon forget. the national tree was brand new, just planted in october and it has been preppe
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
, folks who want to offer condolences are being asked to help people in their own communities. >>> sandy hook elementary students return to class next week, but in the many time newtown is keeping them occupied with fun activities since the shootings. officials from the town, the school districts, and nonprofit agencies have sponsored pizza parties, field trips, and toy give-aways. and the newtown youth academy is opening its doors to all of the kids in town at no cost. >>> we are now getting a look at a woman federal authorities say used the connecticut school shooting to try to scam people on facebook. 37-year-old noel alba was released on bond after she was charged with lying to the fbi. she allegedly posed as a relative of one of the slain children, then solicited donations for a fake funeral fund. she says she didn't do it. >>> derek, three officers were shot this morning inside a new jersey police station. gloucester township police say it happened while a domestic violence suspect was being processed. there was a struggle and the suspect got his hands on a police officer's gun and
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
of pictures today. sandy last month is expected to dampen the results of the november employment report. it is due out before the bell at 8:30 and ahead of the report, the dow starts at 13,074 after adding 40 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was up by 15. the s&p 500 added five points. >>> how would you like to be able to keep your cell phone on during future flights? according to "the new york times," the chairman of the federal communications commission is urging the federal aviation administration to allow more electronics aboard planes. the article says the scc had sent a letter to faa requesting the use of tablets, e-readers and portable devices from takeoff to landing. the faa requires passengers of course to turn off their phones, tablets and excusers during take -- and computers during takeoff even though there's no proof it interferes. >>> there is a pizza scented perfume in canada. ode to pizza hut. it's very excompliewsive. sorry, there are only 110 bottles made -- exclusive. sorry, there are only 110 bottles made. they're being shipped to select people who responded to a
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